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Glittering gold and lacy background

This tutorial was created and put online on Dicember 8, 2002.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site, or send it through email.

Groups can freely link to it.

I don't have the time to assist people in doing this tutorial, but if you have problems downloading the supplies needed, please, email me.

Do you like gold? Do you like lacy? Do you like whatever glitters?

If your answers are yes to all 3 questions, here is the background for you!

This tutorial is rated

according to the FBNG's Skill Level Standard


For this tutorial you'll need:

- Paint Shop Pro, get it here

- A  round doily tube, you can download one here, there are 2 pages  and plenty  to choose from! ( Each doily will give you a different, unique background!)

- Simple filters, download it here

- This gold fill, right-click and save it, minimize in your PSP



Remember to save often!

  Let's begin!

1)  Open the  doily tube,  go to Image/Resize 200x200 , then Effects/Sharpen

2) Add a new layer, floodfill it with the goldfill you have downloaded, go to Layers/Send to bottom, then Layer/merge visible

3) Effects/Simple/centre tile

4) Go to your layer palette and right-click on this layer, choose duplicate and duplicate this layer 3 times, 

5) Highlight layer 1, go to Effects/noise/add and choose 25 random

6) Highlight  the first copy of layer 1, go to Effects/noise/add and choose 50 random

7) Highlight trhe second copy of layer 1, go to Effects/noise/add and choose 75 random

8) Highlight the third copy of layer 1, go to Effects/noise/add and choose 100 random

9) Save it as background.psp


10) First of all let's make sure your program can use layered files: go to Preferences/General Program Preferences/layered files, tick the first, second and sixth (last one) options

11)Go to File/Animation Wizard. First window: as the first frame. Second window: Transparent. Third window: top left corner, content of previous frame. Fourth window: yes, indefinitely, 5/100, Fifth window: find your background.psp. End.

12) View/Animation. If you are satisfied save your background with the default settings



Thanks for trying my tutorial :)





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